GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Monday November 12, 2018


Label FrancEducation

Gaithersburg Middle School was awarded the Label FrancEducation from the Embassy of France due to the quality of our French Immersion program.


GMS Parent Conferences

Monday, November 12 from 1:00-7:00 pm. No appointment is necessary. Feel free to visit during a time that works for you and your family! Conferences will be limited to 10 minutes per teacher.

STEM Club

The STEM Club will not be meeting in November.Stem club will resume on December 5.


Giant A+ Rewards-Gaithersburg Middle School ID# 00795 Our school is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from September 7, 2018–March 16, 2019. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time you, your family members and friends shop at any Giant Food Store. Please help our school and register your Giant Card to our SCHOOL ID# 00795.

* Visit https://giantfood.com/school-rewards/ Follow the prompts to create your online account. You'll need your 12-digit Giant Card number and the School ID #. IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR GIANT CARD NUMBER CALL 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1 REMEMBER...if you supported our school last year, you DO NOT need to register your card again!


Shop at Amazon

Our school is participating in the Amazon Smile Program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Shop on AmazonSmile and designate Gaithersburg Middle School  PTA  as your charity to help support the PTA with every purchase -  https://smile.amazon.com/


To change your charitable organization:

Sign in to smile.amazon.comon your desktop or mobile phone browser.From your desktop, go to Your Accountfrom the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.Select a new charitable organization to support.


Important Dates and Events

Monday, November 12, 2018

12:30 pm Early Release-NO ACTIVITY BUS

Maryvale French Immersion Grade 5 Students Shadow

1:00-7:00 pm GMS Parent Conferences (No appointments needed)


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

12:30 pm Early Release- NO ACTIVITY BUS

Focus on Wellness GMS Viking Warrior Run for Students and Staff. The different grade levels will be racing at different times.There will be a winner at each grade level who will receive a turkey! Shirts are on sale for $10.00.  If you want a T-shirt, please return the order form to Ms. Larcamp! The schedule for that day as well as the order form can be found on the GMS website. The rain date for this event is


Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

1:00 pm World Cup Soccer Tournament Finals


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

10:40 am-11:10 am Viking Time 7 Grade 8 Signs of Suicide Lesson in Algebra/Math Classes

1:00 pm-5:00 pm Invent the Future Challenge -KID Museum Trip-Ms. Pantella Students will be picked up and dropped off at GMS by MCPS buses. Parents should pick up from GMS around 5 pm.

3:20 pm Academic Academy Club begins Students in any grade who need help completing their homework can attend. The club will meet each Wednesday with Ms. Olson in room 301.

3:30 pm Math Team Competition- Clemente MS

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Thursday, November 15, 2018

10:40 am-11:10 am Viking Time

11:15 am-1:20 pm Book Wars Meeting All Lunches Media Center. Grade 8 Signs of Suicide Lesson in Algebra Math Classes

11:00 am-2:45 pm GEMS Field Trip to Earth Treks

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Friday, November 16, 2018

10:40 am-11:10 am Viking Time 2

11:30 am-1:30 pm Bridge Thanksgiving


Upcoming Events:

November 19, 2018    6:00 pm Identity Workshop  

November 20-21         NO ACTIVITY BUS

November 20, 2018    Report Card Distribution

November 21, 2018    12:30 pm Early Release-No Activity Bus

November 22-23         No School

November 26            5:30-8:30 PM Latino Forum with Superintendent Dr. Smith


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